The Shield/On the Jones

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On the Jones
Season 6, Episode 1
Airdate April 3, 2007
Production Number 5012-05-512
Written by Kurt Sutter
Directed by Michael Fields
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On the Jones is the first episode of the sixth season of The Shield, and the sixty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Michael Chiklis (Detective Vic Mackey), Catherine Dent (Officer Danielle "Danny" Sofer), Walton Goggins (Detective Shane Vendrell), Michael Jace (Officer Julien Lowe), Jay Karnes (Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach), Benito Martinez (Councilman David Aceveda), Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey), David Rees Snell (Detective Ronnie Gardocki)

and CCH Pounder (Captain Claudette Wyms)

Guest Starring: Forest Whitaker (Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh), David Marciano (Detective Steve Billings), Paula Garces (Officer Tina Hanlon), Onahoua Rodriguez (Emolia Melendez), Nigel Gibbs (Assistant Chief Roy Phillips), Harvey Silver (Quentin Garth), Joseph Reitman (Axl)

Co-Starring: Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey), Chaney Kley (Asher), L. Michael Burt (Moses), Louisa Abernathy (Winny), Joey A. Vieira (Rene), Jontille Gerard (Tilli), Ray Auxias (Edmond), Efia Pearson (Meth Mom)

Uncredited: Maria Zambrana (Convenience Store Patron)


Plot Overview

As the Strike Team hunt down who burned down a methadone clinic, they learn the truth about Lem's deal. Kavanaugh is given a second chance to snare Vic and the others, and decides to take drastic measures.

Julien and Tina try to track down who shot at a porn store owner.



  • Johnny Cash - "I Hung My Head"

In Memoriam

  • In Memory of
Scott Brazil

Arc Advancement


  • The Strike Team learn what they were told about Lem making a deal was bogus, fed to them from Aceveda via Kavanaugh.
  • Kavanaugh suspects Vic killed Lem and coerces Emolia to give a false statement and plants evidence in Vic's home.
  • Phillips tells Wyms that she has until the quarterly statistics to come out to turn the Barn around.
  • Chasing a lead on Lem's murder, Dutch follows up in a house in San Marco and finds several Mexicans hacked up with a machete.


  • Shane, after learning that he killed Lem under false pretences, exhibits suicidal behaviour.



The Show

  • This episode has a 5 minute extended runtime.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments